One of the first questions that guinea pig owners ask upon encountering fleece bedding is, "How do you clean all this?"
At first glance, the resulting mess looks daunting. Hay, uneaten scraps of food, and a haphazard scattering of beans are strewn across the floor. The contented culprits are fast asleep, tucked into cozy nooks and hideaways. But don't let the evidence of piggy mayhem intimidate you - keeping a clean cage is easier than you'd think!
Here are a variety of ways to address the main issues: poop, hair, hay, and odor. Don't wait for your pig's living environment to turn into a cavy disaster zone - experiment to find out which methods work best for you.
- To remove poops, spot clean bedding daily. A must to keep debris from accumulating! Many fleece users employ one of two methods:
- Vacuum. Small handheld pet vacuums allow you to collect waste in hard to reach corners without sucking up the bedding.
- Dustpan and broom. A small set is handy for sweeping debris out of the cage.
Now you can have (nearly) spotless fleece too... until your guinea pigs get to it, of course.
Do you have any cleaning tips of your own to add? Please share below!